The best ice creams in the country have just been revealed, as part of NZ Ice Cream Week.

The diverse range of winners of this years’ NZ Ice Cream Awards reflects the overall quality and wide variety of ice cream that is made in New Zealand. Run by the NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association (NZICMA), the more than 300 entries in the awards were judged across 13 different categories by an independent panel of expert food industry judges using a blind judging process and strict criteria.

The 2019 NZ Ice Cream Award winners are:

Supreme Award winners

  • Boutique Manufacturer: Zany Zeus Limited, Ghana Chocolate
  • Large Manufacturer: Tip Top Ice Cream, Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple

Category winners

  • Standard Vanilla Ice Cream: Talley’s Group Ltd, Oravida Vanilla
  • Standard Ice Cream: Tip Top Ice Cream, Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple
  • Best of Nuts: Little ‘Lato, Hazelnut Chocolate
  • Premium Vanilla Ice Cream: Talley’s Group Ltd, Motueka Creamery Mt. Arthur Snowfall Vanilla
  • Premium Ice Cream: Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Fig & Manuka Honey (joint winner)
  • Premium Ice Cream: Zany Zeus Limited, Ghana Chocolate (joint winner)
  • Open Creative: Little ‘Lato, Massaman Curry
  • Kids Choice: Puhoi Valley Café, Puhoi Choc Bomb
  • Gelato: Gelato Roma, Salted Caramel
  • Sorbet: Gellicious Gelato Ltd, Blackcurrant Sorbet
  • Low Fat: Zany Zeus Limited, Feijoa
  • Non-Dairy: Little Liberty Creamery, Little Liberty – Double Espresso
  • New to Market: Gelissimo Gelato, Pistachio Premo

 

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